My husband and I were in Virginia and he wanted to spend our "anniversary" night in a special place. I was torn between another inn and Bay Tree Manor but my husband picked Bay Tree because they had a suite with two rooms available so we could have some privacy even with our daughter in tow. I have never been happier with his choice. Bay Tree Manor was cheaper than the other place (which I can't even remember anymore) but turned out to be even better than they advertised and showed online. The place is amazing. The rooms were very clean and the surroundings were very well-kept. (In fact, Mark, the owner, was mowing his lawn when we were about to leave, lol.) Everyone had gone beyond his/her way to make sure that we had all that we needed and wanted. In fact, when we got back from dinner, there was a bottle of champagne waiting in our room for us. We felt so at home, it was like having an overnight with family/friends, only in a piece of heaven on earth. Breakfast was something else. We were served dessert first, which was a kind of crepe with bananas and strawberries, followed by what they called a "lumberjack breakfast" and it consisted of bacon, eggs, ham, mashed potatoes, and I think there was even toast somewhere in there, all topped with a melted cheese concoction. Paige made sure we didn't lack drinks or anything. The conversation flowed smoothly. Their pets, which they tried to get away at first but which they let out when they found out our daughter loved animals, kept us all entertained. The host family is great. We would definitely be going back and I hope it would be sooner rather than later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently voted one of the top three Bed and Breakfasts in Eastern Virginia in Virginia Living Magazine May 2012. The Perfect Getaway. Located along the tranquil shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Tree Manor will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation. Experience the simple pleasures of a majestic water view of the largest estuary in the United States, the amazing Chesapeake Bay. Wake up to sights and sounds of our local natural wildlife. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder, you will find what you are looking for at Bay Tree Manor. Just a short ride brings you to the quaint beach of Yorktown, where you will find charming antique shops, bike rentals, and even a beach side pub (a local favorite!). Less than 45 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Water Country and Virginia Beach, Bay Tree Manor combines the magic of a remote getaway with the convenience of nearby tourist attractions. Come stay with us and you will understand why Yorktown is Virginia's best kept secret! ... more less